IPL 2019: Buttler, Smith steer RR to big win against RCB

Jos Buttler scored a crucial half-century at the top of the order as Rajasthan Royals eased to a seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Jaipur.

Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler forged a 60-run opening stand for Rajasthan Royals in the chase of 159 against RCB. Buttler scored 59 off 43 balls to take RCB out of the contest. Photo: IPL
Earlier, Bangalore rode on Parthiv Patel's fifty to post 158 for the loss of four wickets. Photo: IPL
Ab de Villiers fell cheaply for just 13 runs. Photo: IPL
Shreyas Gopal's 3-12 made sure RCB never had the momentum to post a big total. The leg-spinner's wicket of Virat Kohli, where he ran through the Indian skipper's defence, was the highlight of the match. Photo: IPL
Marcus Stoinis did his part with an unbeaten 31. Photo: IPL
Yuzvendra Chahal provided the first breakthrough for RCB by trapping Ajinkya Rahane. Photo: IPL
Despite Rahane's wicket, Steve Smith alongside Rahul Tripathi, put up a stand of 50 runs for the third wicket to take Rajasthan to the finishing line. Photo: IPL
Rajasthan lost Smith's wicket in the 19th over with his team needing 5 runs off the last over. However, Rahul Tripathi finished off the innings with a six to seal a seven-wicket win for the Royals. Photo: IPL